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Sure, we’ve all got tubs and tubs of Christmas decorations, even plenty of fall and Fourth of July cuteness to perk up our spaces.  But how can we put a little LOVE in our homes during February’s last gasp of winter? Things I love in this room: the fresh flowers the high shelves for rotating […]

“I’ll be home for Christmas,” sings the crooner. “You can count on me…” Because Christmas at the Warren house is a Really Big Deal, you can count on me pulling out all the stops to create a magical setting for our family Christmas!   Come right on in and see for yourself the BEFORE and AFTER […]

“Open concept” and “clear sight lines” are all the buzz.  This can be good: in an open concept space, your family can cook, play and entertain together. This can be bad: some of the sights you’re open to–you may prefer not to see. My client’s great room had some good things going for it: natural […]

You’ve either heard it said or said it yourself. “Sure, if I just had the decorating budget the people on those home shows have, I could make MY space look great, too!” Yeah, you’d like to make some decor changes at your house, but hmm, the orthodontist expects to be paid for those braces! I’d […]

You’re hearing it everywhere: new year, new goals, new you–but hey, let’s not overwhelm. Take a breath and let’s ease into this with some achievable-right-now steps to create some calm at home for moving forward this year Here’s what I’m doing. Tip #1 – Get Christmas put away. You may have the garland off the […]

    Did you make some New Year resolutions?  Did any of them touch on clutter-busting and redecorating? I’m here to help!        Tip #1 –  If you don’t love it and/or use it, let it go.        As I’m putting away Christmas decorations and re-setting my rooms, I see my […]

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Think Christmas cuteness around the house is a headache? I have your RX! Would-be DIYers tell me things like, “I could probably do it–if I could just VISUALIZE it!”  Well, here ya go! Today I’m sharing visuals for three little projects you can totally do yourself. #1. Holiday plate wall   You know all those […]

Yes, Virginia, there are cheesy Christmas decorations. Santa toilet seat cover? You have to see to believe. Antler hat ring toss game? I’m not kidding. Christmas decor can run to tacky in a New York minute. Will you allow me to help you avoid the pitfalls of mass-produced Christmas schmaltz with a few tips? This […]

Face it. During the holidays, paper goods manufacturers are counting on you to stock up on plenty of disposables. Why not mess with their minds a bit and use some real dishes? After all, what are you saving your pretty stuff for? Holidays with family and friends are centered around the table, so–make a memory […]

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As a designer, I’m asked this question a lot: “I don’t see a lot of color in recent styles.  Is color OUT?” First of all, in your own home you can do anything you like! Secondly, while popular styles often uses a neutral background of white, grey or black along with wood tones, it is […]